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John Andrew Sinclair

John Andrew Sinclair

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  • Name John Andrew Sinclair  [1
    Born 31 Dec 1918  ,,England,United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1992  ,,England,United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID I16239  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2013 

    Family Ancestors Emily May Halladay 
    Children 
     1. Jean Susan Sinclair
     2. Andrew Duncan Sinclair
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1918 - ,,England,United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S945] E-mail correspondence with Russell G. Strong. Privately held by Strong, [(E-ADDRESS) & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Andrew Sinclair, Liverpool, England [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Russell G. Strong, e-mail<; privately held by Strong, [(E-ADDRESS) & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Vicksburg, MI., Sinclair, Andrew, 04/24/2000 4:16:02 AM>, "Distant Relatives," (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2000.
      Hi Russell,

      Guess what, we're related distantly via the Halladay's !

      My name is Andrew Sinclair and I live near  Liverpool, England. My grandfather was Earl Halladay from Battle Creek, Mi.

      My mother had often mentioned her American relatives and how they had lost touch. I'd meant to try to find them for 20 years since my grandmother died but had never quite found the time. Anyway a chance search on the Internet when looking for an old school friend turned up your website.

      It was quite something to be able to locate my grandfather and be able to tell my mother I'd found out more about her father than she ever knew. She dug put some old letters and photos and I've been trying to piece together missing bits of information ever since. It has been a rather exciting week!

      The full story is as follows.

      My grandfather Earl arrived in England at the end of the 1st World War. He met my grandmother May Exon (6-Aug-1897-26-Jun-1979) and they married on  21-Feb-1919. My mother Emily May Halladay was born on  and is still alive today. She married my father John Andrew Sinclair (31-Dec-1918 - 10-Jun-1992) on 28-Dec-1941. My mother had two children, myself Andrew Duncan  and my sister Jean Susan .

      Earl left home suddenly in probably 1920 after a row about him having another woman! Despite searches at the time the English relatives were unable find where he went. As you can imagine there was considerable shame and embarrassment about being an apparently single mother at that time in England. My mother recalls that for many years she was told that her father had been killed during war, math wasn't her strong point !

      My mother has a number of letters and photographs from the American relatives to her mother dating from 1923 to about 1929. I can offer you more names and in some cases ages and possible birthdays for more Halladay's. The American relatives had not heard from Earl up to 1929 and the letters mention part of Earl's grandfather's will.
      ....
      Anyway to accurately place me and these other people my grandfather was Earl Halladay. His father was William Henry Halladay and his grandfather was Henry Halladay of 147 Kalamazoo Street, Battle Creek, Mi.

      Earl's Aunt, Clara Halladay had two children Carl and Agnes and two grandchildren Francis and another girl.

      Earl's other Aunt, Emma Morse (nee Halladay) wrote in 1925 that her husband had been dead for 12 years and that she had two children, John Henry aged 17 and Evalyn May aged 15. She wrote in 1929 that she now had 3 grandchildren, Two from her son John Henry these being Dawn and John Allison . One from her daughter Evalyn being De Von Owen a boy who was 1 year old.

      Evalyn May wrote on 20-Jan-1928 to say she had married an Owan Graves on 15-Oct-1927.

      Henry's second wife wrote in 1928 that she had 2 grandchildren born about 3 months apart and that one was born on her 70th birthday.

      I have a few pictures.
      1) Emma and Clara,
      2) Henry Halladay and his second wife.
      3) A large group featuring, Henry and wife, Clara and her husband, Clara's children Carl and Agnes and grandchild Francis, Emma and her children John Henry and Evalyn May, and Walter Earl Halladay and wife Carrie.
      4) Part of a photograph of Earl Halladay my grandfather.

      Walter Earl Halladay being Henry Halladay's son from his second marriage.
      ....
      I'm fascinated in being able to trace my family back to the Walter Halladay but my mother is more interested in finding out anything she can about her father Earl although I guess he probably changed his name to avoid being found. I realize you probably get many letters and emails from distant relatives all asking the same question that I'm about to ask!......
      I can't thank you enough for publishing the family tree. My mother is very grateful to you and to all the people who have worked so hard to find out all these details. Her mother would never talk to her about Earl and she only vaguely remembers the letters from America arriving.

      Andrew Sinclair
      originally sent to my aol email address